Small coffee shops squeezed out by Starbucks’ free WiFi

After years of experimentation, coffee shops are finally figuring out what to do about Wi-Fi. Some have decided that Wi-Fi is a profit killer, and they're shutting it down. Others, most notably coffee

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Starbucks brews free WiFi, other deals to entice patrons

On Tuesday, coffee-purveyor Starbucks reversed course on its long-standing in-store Wi-Fi policy by announcing that starting July 1, Wi-Fi would be free in all its U.S. establishments. Though CEO Howard Schultz broke the

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Thomas Wailgum